DKIM, which is an abbreviation for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which prevents email addresses from being forged and email content from being meddled with. This is achieved by attaching a digital signature to each message sent from an email address under a specific domain. The signature is published on the basis of a private encryption key that is available on the outgoing SMTP email server and it can be validated using a public key, which is available in the global DNS database. In this way, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be spotted by mail service providers. This technology will increase your online safety considerably and you will know for sure that any email sent from a business ally, a banking institution, etc., is authentic. When you send out emails, the recipient will also be sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be bogus may either be marked as such or may never appear in the receiver’s mailbox, depending on how the given provider has decided to cope with such messages.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Hosting

In case you host a domain name in a hosting account with us, all the necessary records for using the DomainKeys Identified Mail option will be added by default. This will happen as soon as you add the domain in , on the condition that the domain also uses our NS resource records. A private encryption key will be created on our email servers, while a public key will be sent to the global Domain Name System automatically by using the TXT record. Thus, you will not need to do anything manually and you will be able to make use of all the benefits of this validation system – your email messages will be delivered to any destination without being discarded and no one will be able to send out emails forging your addresses. The latter is pretty important in case the nature of your web presence involves sending periodic newsletters or offers via email to potential and existing customers.

DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated servers come with DKIM enabled by default, so in case you opt for a semi-dedicated plan and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private encryption key on our mail servers for the electronic signature and a TXT record carrying the public key for the Domain Name System. As the protection is set up for a given domain, all email addresses created under it will have a signature, so you won’t have to worry that the email messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may spoof any of your addresses and attempt to scam/spam people. This may be really essential in case you use e-communication in your business, as your colleagues and/or clients will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from phony ones.